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by Wolfeman
Jan 09 2019 10:02am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Worksman utility trike build
Replies: 30
Views: 1208

Re: Worksman utility trike build

Chalo, thanks for the front brake recommendation. I think I'll try that.
The hub motor kit was delivered yesterday.
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It's a very basic kit and everything looks good. Should be fun to put together.
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by Wolfeman
Jan 03 2019 1:06pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Worksman utility trike build
Replies: 30
Views: 1208

Re: Worksman utility trike build

Yesterday I used the trike at work to haul a HUGE amount of leaves. It is definitely time to electrify this thing. To that end I placed an eBay order last night for this.
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I'll power it with 10S of carefully monitored Multistars. Looking forward to the install.
by Wolfeman
Dec 20 2018 10:43am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Worksman utility trike build
Replies: 30
Views: 1208

Re: Worksman utility trike build

I'll take some pictures today of the drivetrain for those curious. While looking for a proper useful cargo bed I found this on Harbor Freight. If it were just a couple inches narrower it would be perfect. I only have about 21.5 inches between the wheels.
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by Wolfeman
Dec 19 2018 7:05pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Worksman utility trike build
Replies: 30
Views: 1208

Re: Worksman utility trike build

I was finally able to spend some time assembling the trike today at work. Everything went together smoothly with basic hand tools. First impressions are that this thing is well built. It feels solid and everything works the way it's supposed to. It's very comfortable to sit on and rides easily (with...
by Wolfeman
Dec 17 2018 8:32pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Adding Torque
Replies: 23
Views: 621

Re: Adding Torque

Amps = torque. Volts = rpm.
by Wolfeman
Dec 14 2018 9:36am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Worksman utility trike build
Replies: 30
Views: 1208

Re: Worksman trike build

My Worksman trike was finally delivered the other day. Lead time was about 4 weeks from time of order. It arrived in a big brown box on a pallet. IMG_2196.jpg First impressions are good. Build quality of the frame looks good. The components are pretty standard stuff. I'm looking forward to being abl...
by Wolfeman
Nov 24 2018 8:55pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Groundbreaking Innovation On The E-bike!!
Replies: 16
Views: 892

Re: Groundbreaking Innovation On The E-bike!!

I would pay to not have that on my bike. One of your first problems is the wearing of earbuds while riding. Anything that interferes with situational awareness (hearing) is a major safety problem. The rest of it seems unnecessarily complicated. My two cents.
by Wolfeman
Oct 26 2018 8:50am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Worksman utility trike build
Replies: 30
Views: 1208

Re: Help with utility trike build

Brilliant idea, but if not too controversial for here, you might try it without a motor first. When I had 68 condos to maintain, we used two Schwinn trikes without motor. Not much hill on the property, and 2-3 mph was plenty of speed anyway. motor just was not needed, and nobody living there wanted...
by Wolfeman
Oct 20 2018 9:30am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Worksman utility trike build
Replies: 30
Views: 1208

Re: Help with utility trike build

I've found many different 48V 20" front wheel kits available on both eBay and Alie Express. Leaning towards a DD hub motor since this will be operating mostly on flat ground with only minor hills occasionally. DD will be simpler and keep moving parts to a minimum. A 12S 20aH Multistar pack will prov...
by Wolfeman
Oct 19 2018 8:39am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Worksman utility trike build
Replies: 30
Views: 1208

Re: Help with utility trike build

I like that idea as well, though with that small wheel diameter, I'm not sure you need a geared hub. But I also notice that the bike shown has a drum front brake. Can the bike be ordered with a sidepull front brake instead? If so, I'd do that. If not, make sure that you can mount a caliper brake of...
by Wolfeman
Oct 18 2018 10:28am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: E-bike + downhill frame + Mxus hub motor + 24s lipo
Replies: 414
Views: 53504

Re: E-bike + downhill frame + Mxus hub motor + 24s lipo

Luis, that gentleman in Hungary is getting a VERY nice bike. Looking forward to seeing your next project take shape. Good luck with your move.
by Wolfeman
Oct 18 2018 10:27am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Step by step evolution of a 1st ebike conversion
Replies: 40
Views: 5895

Re: Evolution of a 1st ebike....

While my 4300 has evolved into a great daily commuter bike, this Navigator seems like it would make a great light duty trail exploring bike with a BBSHD. It's been nice following along with your upgrades. Just be careful offroading the Navigator. A lot of people have snapped those comfort bike susp...
by Wolfeman
Oct 18 2018 10:23am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Worksman utility trike build
Replies: 30
Views: 1208

Worksman utility trike build

Good morning all. Just got approval at work to purchase a utility trike for use at a facility I maintain. The trike will be used for carrying lawn maintenance equipment (backpack blower, gas cans, string trimmer, yard waste barrels etc.) and other various items. My idea is to fabricate a stake-side ...
by Wolfeman
Sep 27 2018 9:16pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: APL's DIY axial-flux motor
Replies: 141
Views: 2128

Re: Appel Electric Cruiser

Regarding the lack of interest, your bike is super high on the scientifically verified ISB scale (Incredibly Super Bitchin). I think it is just so well put together that a lot of us just don't have anything to suggest to make it better. We just sit in front of our screens, slack jawed and wistful, w...
by Wolfeman
Aug 17 2018 8:43am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: My recumbent cargo bike
Replies: 121
Views: 13845

Re: My recumbent cargo bike

Awesome topic thread Warren. Just read through it for the first time. I love how you were selling off your bikes because of "old", and found something totally new and enjoyable. Your bike looks like the ultimate long distance cruiser that allows you to wander to places you've never been. Thanks for ...
by Wolfeman
Aug 15 2018 9:19am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: 35mm DD Hub build on a Full Suspension Comfort bike
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: 35mm DD Hub build on a Full Suspension Comfort bike

Great looking bike with great features Barent. Perfect all around first ebike..;
by Wolfeman
Aug 15 2018 8:58am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Combining 3 LiPo batteries?
Replies: 27
Views: 727

Re: Combining 3 LiPo batteries?

Hello I'm currently thinking about replacing my 48V 13,6Ah 18650 battery with a 66,6V 20Ah LiPo battery. I wanted to use 3 of these: https://hobbyking.com/de_de/multistar-high-capacity-20000mah-6s-10c-multi-rotor-lipo-pack-w-xt90.html Now the question arises how to connect them in series and how to...
by Wolfeman
Jul 28 2018 10:45am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Lipo Battery Help + Solar Charging
Replies: 32
Views: 750

Re: Lipo Battery Help + Solar Charging

Multistar LiPos can be incredible batteries if managed correctly. I found this video on YouTube that helped me tremendously. https://youtu.be/4i_4_DcZTWE Since watching this video, I've purchased multiple items from Barent at WCEC, and wired up a 20S LiPo harness. I ride my ebike every day, monitor ...
by Wolfeman
Jul 18 2018 11:42am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Mid Drive OR Rear Hub?
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: Mid Drive OR Rear Hub?

Just my 2 cents would be to go with a geared rear hub motor, for the ease of use, no wear on your drivetrain, and the ability to completely freewheel when coasting without the drag of a DD hub motor. Combine that with a high aH battery pack and you've basically got a 2 wheel jeep that'll take you ju...
by Wolfeman
Jul 13 2018 3:34pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Boost ebike?
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: Boost ebike?

I echo the previous posters, 50-60 mph on that bike is a recipe for becoming an organ donor. I've done 50 mph on my hardtail, and it's too fast. I wouldn't want to go any faster unless I was on a well set up box frame FS bike like a Stealth , Qulbix or something similar.
by Wolfeman
Jul 13 2018 3:24pm
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Your Creation's Before & After Pics
Replies: 1767
Views: 553792

Re: Your Creation's Before & After Pics

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by Wolfeman
Jul 13 2018 3:19pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Step by step evolution of a 1st ebike conversion
Replies: 40
Views: 5895

Re: Evolution of a 1st ebike....

Put the bike up on the work stand the other day and gave it a good cleaning and going through. Found and replaced a broken spoke on the front wheel, cleaned up wiring, checked brake pads, etc. While I was working on it, I also put on the new Schwalbe knobbies which I really like. Since the last upda...
by Wolfeman
Jul 11 2018 10:45am
Forum: E-Bike Build Threads / Photos & Video
Topic: Qulbix q76r vs EEB Enduro vs GT Aggressor detailed build
Replies: 19
Views: 1871

Re: Qulbix q76r vs EEB Enduro vs GT Aggressor detailed build

Beautiful bikes Felix. I only have one bike, if I had three I'd never get out of the garage. I'd just stand around admiring them. Nice post with great pics, thanks for posting.
by Wolfeman
Jul 10 2018 12:08pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Step by step evolution of a 1st ebike conversion
Replies: 40
Views: 5895

Re: Evolution of a 1st ebike....

Finally got around to doing some soldering/wiring. Expanded my 3 pack series harness to a 4 pack series harness and set up my 16aH 20S Multistar pack. Got it out for a test ride last night with my existing 45A controller hoping that it would handle the voltage. All went well, no smoke and top speed ...
by Wolfeman
Jul 02 2018 9:15pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Bike prices..... WTF?
Replies: 132
Views: 4408

Bike prices..... WTF?

While looking for a good next bike to electrify I was browsing the web. Looking at various web sites and brands I was blown away by the sky high prices on many bikes. When the hell did it become normal for mountain bikes to have MSRPs of up to $8K??? I rode motorcycles for years and never bought a b...